Decision details

Recommissioning of a resource centre for people who are sleeping rough or vulnerably housed

Reference: D54885

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval will be sought for authority to procure a replacement contract for a resource centre for people who are sleeping rough or vulnerably housed, to take effect from April 2022.


The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment :


a)  Granted authority to procure the ‘Resource Centre Service’ utilising the Negotiated Procedure without Prior Publication of a Notice under Regulation 32 (2) (b) (ii) of the Public  Contracts Regulations 2015, as these services can only be provided by St Anne’s Community Services owing to the absence of competition for technical reasons.  The award of the contract will be  subject to the satisfactory completion of procurement and governance processes.


b)  Approved a contract period of 3 years commencing 1st April 2022 (with an option to extend for a period of up to 24 months in any combination), with a maximum budget of £210,000 per annum (£1,050,000 for the overall contract period should the full extension period be taken up).  The utilisation of the extension period will be subject to a separate decision at the appropriate time and will be as a direct consequence of this decision.


c)  Noted that a report will be submitted for approval at the end of the procurement process to approve the contract award, which will be a direct consequence of this key decision and will therefore be a significant operational decision and not be subject to call in.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Executive Member for Environment and Housing.


Council, NHS and third sector stakeholders represented on Street Support Board and Group.

Contact: Eleanor Clark 0113 3787844 Email:

Publication date: 17/01/2022

Date of decision: 25/01/2022

Effective from: 02/02/2022

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